Bye bye Christmas decoration!
Allllright, time to accept that Christmas Holidays are definitely over! Time to hit the gym and make a serious attempt to get into shape after all those generous helpings of Christmas cake. To swap those jammies for a more socially acceptable outfit. And to rid your home of Christmas decorations and wait until spring pokes its head around the corner. If you are anything like me, the lack of Christmas tree and cozy lights feels like a big, dark, looming void waiting to be filled with…. Hmm, with what? If you need any inspiration here are 5 trends for 2019 that I love and hope to see lot’s more of in the coming year!
1. Warm Colours
Can you believe that it was only a few years ago when everyone had an all white interior? White walls, white floors, white furniture. Slowly but surely color has been creeping back in and it seems as if it is coming into full bloom in 2019. We’re not talking sweet pastels anymore. We are talking deep, warm and spicy colors. We are talking about building yourself a warm little nest, that looks so good you never want to leave!
In 2019 we’ll be seeing a lot of browns such as Flexa’s Spiced Honey. Darker shades of brown and oranges will also be popular and Etsy is even forecasting a huge trend of the color Burnt Orange. Greens have been popular for a while now and continue to be popular in 2019. We will also start seeing more saturated ‘ jewel’ colors such as Emerald Green or Sapphire Blue used mostly as accents. Newcomers this year are different hues of red as well as the very edgy, although slightly toned down version of the color purple. I might need some time to get used to the idea of a purple wall though!
Bit by bit we have been seeing more and more of the Seventies lately: browns and oranges, bell bottoms, rattan, wicker, poufs, ethnic cushions, textile wall hangers and loads and loads of plants. Being a seventies child, it makes me happy to announce that the seventies are officially back in style! Far out, dude!
3. Southwestern Styles
For the past few years I’ve been seeing more and more gorgeous pictures of remodeled cabins in Joshua Tree on my Instagram feed. No wonder that the Southwestern style is completely back. It has that earthy yet Bohemian feel to it. You can find this style in everything from cushions to rugs to wall art to quilts, pottery and even furniture. The sophisticated color palette combined with wood and black accents will make this look feel stylish and sophisticated compared to the wilder and more colorful Boho trends we have been seeing.
Personally this is one of my favorite styles (as you can probably tell by some of the rugs I designed) and I am happy to see more and more people loving this style as much as I do!
Renowned Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, has designated India as a source of inspiration for fashion, especially many of the handmade textiles. We can already spot certain Indian fabrics that are becoming popular in interior design as well:
- Kanthas are beautiful large pieces of fabric made out of used sarees that are stitched together in often very intricate patterns. You can use them as elegant bedspreads, a light summer blanket or as a throw on your couch.
- Block prints are used on many Indian textiles. Large (or sometimes small) pieces of wood are carved into a figure, and stamped by a skillful artisan to create a patterned piece of cloth.
- Khadi is a term used for fabric that is hand spun, handwoven and usually made from natural fiber. Khadi products were first encouraged by Gandhi and played a large role in the independence of India.
Being half Indian myself, I couldn’t be more happy with so much inspiration and influences coming from this beautiful country ♥
Sustainability is a trend that is here to stay. The internet and the availability of unlimited information has made more and more people aware (or should I say woke?) about many issues in our world. We are slowly starting to acknowledge that we need to change our ways if we want future generations to live on our beautiful planet. We eat less meat, recycle our waste and when it comes to our interior we try to use more sustainable materials like jute, rice paper or clay. It makes people feel more grounded and connected to the world. The use of recycled materials, such as wood or plastics are becoming increasingly popular in our interiors as well.